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From: Defense Leadership Forum

Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM EST

The Southwest Defense Contracting Summit, scheduled for April 20 - 21, 2020 in San Antonio, TX is being rescheduled.

As you know, the COVID-19 national emergency has suddenly disrupted life and work in the United States. Even though we hope this is a temporary situation, nevertheless it requires acceptance and proper adjustments of business and personal plans.

Due to multiple local/regional event bans, the Pentagon travel ban (which affects many of our speakers), and CDC's urging all Americans to stop traveling and not to hold meetings with 50 or more people, it became socially irresponsible and potentially illegal to push forward with the Summit. We also listened to many Summit participants who contacted us and urged that we reschedule the Summit to new dates.

To be clear, the Summit is not canceled. It is being rescheduled. We are looking at dates after June 1 and will let you know the new dates as soon as possible.

Current Summit registrations:

  • All registrations will be transferred to the new date and all benefits honored.

  • For those who are unable to fit the new dates into their calendars -- we will offer a virtual conference option or a credit for a future Defense Leadership Forum Defense Summit.

On behalf of the Defense Leadership Forum team, we hope you, your families and colleagues stay healthy and safe.

We look forward to reconnecting with you soon and serving the defense business community to the best of our abilities. Thank you.

You are invited to attend the 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit, one of the top military contracting events of 2021. In its 2nd year, the Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. More than 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officials, financing experts, and defense agencies from throughout the country registered for the 2019 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit in San Antonio, Texas.

Who Attended the 2019 Summit: General Dynamics, Parsons, AECOM, AT&T, Michael Baker International, Fluor, Motorola Solutions, Jacobs, Mohawk Valley Materials, Chenega, West-Mark, Elbit Systems, InTouch Health, CrewFacilities, Stantec, and many more. 

About the Summit
The 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • New Contracts for Combat Systems
  • New MILCON Contracts, including Military Housing
  • New Military Installations Energy Contracts
  • New Installation Innovation Partnerships
  • New Military Cyber Priorities & Contracts
  • New Military Technology Priorities & Contracts
  • New Military Health & Medicine Priorities & Contracts
  • New Southwest Border Defense & Security Priorities & Contracts

This 2-day Summit will consist of General Session presentations; Contracting Presentations from Senior Military Contracting Officials and Contracting Experts; the latest details on new Contracting Opportunities; a Networking Lunch with Exhibitors; a Small Business Resources Session; Matchmaking Sessions with Prime Contractors and Government Agencies; and an invitation-only VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests.

Matchmaking Sessions: The Matchmaking Session is an opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings with representatives from various government agencies, contracting services, and prime contractors, with the purpose to facilitate targeted information exchange and match needs with resources and solutions. A list of matchmaking table hosts will be provided prior to each event via email to only registered attendees. Session sign-up is available ON-SITE ONLY at each Summit near the registration area. Matchmaking session sign-up is first come, first serve. Meetings are not scheduled in advance due to no-shows, last minute changes, etc. Inquire about hosting opportunities via email, Lindsey.Farmer@Usdlf.org

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The Westin Riverwalk
420 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
1 (210) 224-6500
Special Rate Details: $189.00 - $249.00 USD/Night
Final Date to Book: March 19, 2020
Reservation Link: The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio 

If your company will be sending more than one representative, please consider participating as a Summit Sponsor. Sponsorship packages start at $1,495 with multiple VIP Passes. For more details on Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunitiesemail marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org or call (202) 552-0179. Select discounts may be available on Sponsorship Packages valid towards new registrations only. Contact us today!

Please note that your credit card payment is being processed by Ultimate Events, LLC, the events management firm for the Defense Leadership Forum.

To register, please click the "Register" button below or contact us at our Marketing and Sales Department at marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org for a manual registration form. If you have any additional questions, please call our customer service center at (202) 552-0179 or email us at info@defenseleadershipforum.org.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Defense Leadership Forum